Securing your wedding venue isn’t just a huge relief to check off your to-do list, but it sets the stage for the remainder of your planning leading up to the big day. There’s a lot that weighs on your decision, and some important questions that you need to ask before writing that deposit check. Initial …

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A lot of planning goes into your big day. But just because you’ve tied the knot doesn’t mean that you’re done with wedding tasks. There’s still plenty to do after you’ve said, “I do.” Within the first year of your newly minted marriage, you’ll still have a long list of items that need to be …

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Whether you’re the maid of honor or father of the bride, you’re probably on a mission to deliver a killer wedding speech. A heartfelt line or two, maybe even a giggle-inducing punchline, we’re here to help! This is your moment to really express your love, happiness, and well-wishes for the happy couple, so it’s important …

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Congrats! You just got engaged and are basking in the warm glow of the love of your future partner and the congratulatory gestures of family and friends. Now it dawns on you that planning a wedding is expensive and you’re not sure how to pull off a traditional wedding with the finances you and your …

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Ah, the Swiss, they truly know how to live. They have all the best chocolate, heavenly cheese and incredible white wine – which is actually one of their best-kept secrets. So it may not come as a big surprise that many couples opt for Swiss goodies on their special day or even choose Switzerland as …

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While weddings are based on tradition, your special day doesn’t have to be confined to the same old standards. You can take your wedding from ordinary to extraordinary by integrating unique features and personal details. From invitations to your getaway car, give your wedding the wow-factor it deserves. Here are some tips on how you …

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Wedding Ring Display

You’ve got the venue. You’ve got the photographer. You even have the dress of your dreams. You have everything a bride or groom needs to make these nuptials happen… except for the rings! On top of that, your engagement ring was super unique and no existing ring will do. How do you go about getting …

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Traditionally, weddings are all about the bride. Sure, the groom is there also. You couldn’t really have a wedding without him showing up. But he has never really been the star of the show. One indication of this is that when it is time for the big moment, the groom is just standing there with …

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Weddings are amazing. You love them so much that you’re the kind of person who knows every wedding dress designer and the best venues in town. You woke up early to watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. And recently, you’ve been thinking of being a wedding planner yourself. After all, you’ve …

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Whether you DIYed your own celebration or you just so happen to has leftover “things” from the wedding, there are so many different ways to dispose of the goods. Our favorite, of course, is to put them up for resale. You’ll recoup some of your budgets and be able to give someone else a beautiful …

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After what seems like years of planning, your wedding day is finally coming up this summer. While you are thrilled to be getting married during such a sunny and beautiful time of the year, you are also a bit concerned about how the hot weather might wreak havoc on your makeup. In addition, you know …

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Paper flowers are beautiful and they’re such a unique way to set the tone for your big day. Not only is it better on the budget, but you’ll be able to transform the party into something with a handmade, personal touch. If you’re a fan of texture and getting your hands dirty with craftiness, then …

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Regardless of whether your big day is around the corner or in a few months’ time, it’s vital to start considering your bridal beauty preparation routine. Assuming that you have secured your wedding venue and picked out your dress, now is the perfect time to focus on yourself. Here, we’re taking a look at how …

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It’s your big day, and the details are all starting to come together. Many people think it’s all about the dress, but without the perfect venue to match your ultimate vision, you could be left out in the cold — literally. Trying to choose just one place from all the wedding venues that are available …

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Congratulations! You are now the second most important guest at the wedding, meaning you are one of the bridesmaids. This means that you were tasked to deal with the whole bachelorette party and in this case, organizational matters might fall a little too difficult on you. Below is a short step-by-step guide on how to …

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An engagement ring begins the journey, but it’s the wedding ring that seals the deal. And, today, we’re venturing on an offbeat path in terms of wedding style. Your band choice should signify your undying love and commitment, but it should also show off your individual styles and personality as well. Below we’ve featured 16 …

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Contemporary floral pattern bridesmaid dresses breathe fresh air into any spring or summer wedding. They look lovely against garden backdrops and other outdoor ceremony settings, especially those featuring gorgeous floral arrangements. But do not fret if yours is an indoor wedding – floral pattern bridesmaid dresses add a taste of the outdoors to such affairs. …

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Your bachelorette party is coming up, and your and your bridesmaids are still stuck for ideas. You don’t want to go out and rack up fortune in bar bills only to have massive hangovers the next day, nor do you feel like patronizing the male dancer section of the local strip club. Fear not, as …

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Indie style in weddings rapidly replaces the traditional churches, posh restaurants, and classical music, even among celebrities. Today, a wedding is a much more diverse event, with receptions moving to village-style barns, beaches, and even cemeteries. In addition to being so much more fun, indie weddings are cheaper, often because you can hold the festivities …

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We’re all about looking great on your wedding day but it’s also important to be comfortable too! From the makeup to the undergarments, every choice you make will help you create the vision you’ve been dreaming about that coincides with the feelings you want to have which includes CONFIDENCE. If you’re too busy tugging on …

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When your wedding is a few weeks away, and all the remaining arrangements are made, it’s time to start prepping your skin. Your skin should look stunning and be glowing on your wedding day. After all, natural beauty is what shines through. Besides which, if you don’t start taking care of your skin in advance, …

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A girl dreams of a wedding since her childhood and when finally she is engaged all she needs is everything perfect and down to detail as planned. The wedding cake is one such item on the list that is the highlight of the wedding and one cannot risk choosing a cake that does not compliment …

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Pre-Wedding Tip

Avoid The Pitfalls Of A Drunk Wedding Guest As awesome as open bars can be, they can also create serious problems at weddings or anywhere else. If you think you may have an issue with a drunk-as-a-drunk-skunk wedding guest, use these tips to navigate the situation easily. Pre-Wedding Tip: Prepare, Prepare, Prepare Let’s say one …

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If you’re a bride with a specific vision, you’ll need a venue that can mold and transform right before your eyes. When you’ve got a clean palette to work with, you are more apt to be able to get creative and add your own personal touches to the space. This is especially true if you’ve …

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If you’re like me, you spend a lot of your time on Pinterest and wedding blogs. Even before I was engaged, I spent endless hours pinning over to-die-for centerpieces and learning about Momzillas. Now that I’m officially getting married, I’m browsing the Internet like it’s going out of style. But fear not. My phone battery’s …

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If you’re in the mood to splurge on your groom, we’ve got a great idea up our sleeves. Come the morning of your wedding, you may want to slide a boxed beauty under his door and then scurry away as he finds the surprise. These luxury watches will wow him and last a lifetime. Add …

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Environmentally friendly, green, sustainable. All are words or phrases that aren’t generally associated with engagement rings. Now, though, there is a very real push to come up with alternatives to the usual way of doing things.  Recycling Any ring that has come back to market without requiring a new diamond or band is the simplest …

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If the big day is coming up and you are looking to lose a few pounds so that you can look great in your wedding dress, the most important thing is to be consistent and build good habits when it comes to your diet. One thing that a lot of people do when they want …

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A timeless peek and one that’s incredibly popular in the wedding world, capturing silhouettes throughout this special day may become your best, tangible memory of the entire experience. It’s romantic, it’s intimate, and it’s an absolute must to have on your photographer’s lists of moments to shoot. If you’re a sucker for these kinds of …

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When it comes to the wedding of a close friend or family member, a good gift can show them how much they mean to you, and how excited you are for the next chapter in their life.  One great wedding gift that not many people consider is an antique. Antiques can be a long-lasting gift …

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Your wedding day can be filled with joy, excitement and wonderful memories. It is so important to be able to beautifully capture these moments on film to carry with you through the years to share with family and friends. If you are having a small and intimate wedding or destination wedding, there is nothing more …

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Minimalism is marked by clarity, purpose, and intentionality, rather than the simple elimination of excess goods from our lives. Instead of thinking of the simple decluttering of one’s home or life, minimalists think about both time and possessions in a very different way, prioritizing that which matters most over else and removing anything and everything …

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Planning a wedding is easily one of the most stressful things a person will ever go through. At times it can feel like a full-time job and as though it can be hard to see the vision coming together. If you are planning on an outdoor wedding, then there is a whole other element of …

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A destination wedding may sound perfect to you. You get a mini vacation inside one of the most special days of your life and you don’t have to worry about all of the hustle and bustle of a large, local wedding either. Instead, there’s a bit of adventure involved for you, your soon-to-be spouse, and …

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We are suckers for value. Value and price are often related, but a value is when something gives a lot and costs as little as possible. That often means inexpensive, but never cheap. Cheap is never good… and good value isn’t always cheap. We also love Etsy because we like supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses. …

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